Missile Defense News

February 13, 2018 | Other News

Israel Dispatches Missile Defense Batteries in North After Operation in Syria

Breaking Israel News: The Israel Defense Forces is reinforcing missile defense systems along the border with Syria following a major military confrontation between Israel, Syria and Iran which culminated in the first battle loss of an Israeli fighter jet in 35 years. Eye witnesses report seeing multiple missile defense batteries making their way north. The… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

New US missile defense review on way

The Asia Times: The Pentagon has released a 2018 National Defense Strategy and a Nuclear Posture Review in recent weeks, signaling far-reaching shifts in US strategic planning. Now, the Defense Department is preparing to issue another key document — a Ballistic Missile Defense Review — in the next several days. Given the current crisis over… read more

February 13, 2018 | Missile Defense News

Pentagon budget seeks billions for modernizing nuclear arsenal, missile defense

The Hill: The Trump administration is requesting $24 billion for nuclear deterrence and $12.9 billion for missile defense in fiscal 2019. The requests, part of the Pentagon’s total $686 billion budget proposal released Monday, come on the heels of the administration’s Nuclear Posture Review and ahead of the release of the Ballistic Missile Defense Review.… read more

February 12, 2018 | Other News

Mattis: ‘Too early to tell’ if Olympics will lead to North Korea breakthrough

Military Times: ROME – While the Olympics provides a backdrop for the highest level communications between North and South Korea in years, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is warning not to overestimate what may be said. “Clearly, it’s too early to say if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tensions, if that… read more

February 12, 2018 | Threat News

Russian military test fires new upgraded air defense missile — media

TASS: MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. The Russian military test fired an upgraded air defense missile at the firing range Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan, Russian newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Monday. “We have successfully test fired a new upgraded air defense missile,” the newspaper quoted Andrei Prikhodko, the deputy commander of Aerospace Forces’ air and missile defense… read more

February 12, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea parades elements of Iskander-like SRBM system

Jane’s 360: North Korea has paraded elements of what appears to be a new road-mobile short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) system equipped with missiles that are similar in appearance to those that can be used by the Russian 9K720 Iskander-M system. Six apparent transport-erector-launchers (TELs) belonging to the new SRBM system were paraded, along with other… read more

February 9, 2018 | Threat News

China to Develop Sea-Based Missile Interceptors

Sputnik News: China is planning to develop a sea-based missile defense launcher after completing a successful intercept of a ballistic missile in space from a ground-based system earlier this week, according to the South China Morning Post. “China’s sea-based anti-missile system aims to defend both its territory and overseas interests, because sea-based defense systems will… read more

February 9, 2018 | Threat News

Russia: Egypt received anti-ballistic missile system

Middle East Monitor: Russia delivered the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Egypt last year and is currently training local experts to use the missiles, a senior official in Moscow said. “Egypt has been very interested in air defence systems,” said Vladimir Kozhin, presidential aide for military technical cooperation. “Last year, we fulfilled our full commitments… read more

February 9, 2018 | Other News

USS Rushmore Concludes U.S.-Japan Exercise Iron Fist

Department of Defense: PACIFIC OCEAN, Feb. 8, 2018 —The dock landing ship USS Rushmore, with elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 yesterday off the Southern California coast. Iron Fist 2018 demonstrated more than a decade of interoperability development and enhanced amphibious capability of… read more

February 9, 2018 | Missile Defense News

India’s Quest for Ballistic Missile Defense Shield

Modern Diplomacy: A BMD missile flights through three phases: boosts, mid-course and terminal. Usually the radar of the BMD missile intercepts the missile from the opponent’s side, then tracks the target through command and control system and finally fires the interceptor missile from the launcher truck. Other countries that have advanced missile system include the… read more

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